PM assures provision of electricity in Karachi as tussle between SSGC, K-Electric ends

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KARACHI: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday assured of the provision of electricity in Karachi, as the tussle between Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and K-Electric (KE) came to an end.

“SSGC will provide as much gas to K-Electric as is required by the power company. Karachi will have electricity as well as water,” he announced in a press conference.

The prime minister went on to say that the power distribution company claimed that all energy plants are working. He confirmed that federal government has no plans on taking over K-Electric.

The city has been suffering from prolonged hours of load-shedding after the city’s main electricity supplier said it could not generate electricity in the required amount as the SSSGC had curtailed gas supply.

Since last month, consumers in Karachi have been at the receiving end of a bitter row between K-Electric and Sui Southern Gas Company, bearing close to 10 hours of load-shedding as demand for power surged in the wake of a heat wave in the country’s largest city.